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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson continues to make his name in the history books, this time by beating a record set by Randy Moss of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jefferson broke Moss’ single-season Vikings with a record rushing 1,632 yards during Saturday’s game against the New York Giants.
With about eight minutes remaining in the second quarter against the Giants, Jefferson had caught four passes for 50 yards, bringing his season total to 115 catches for 1,673 yards.
Justin Jefferson passes Randy Moss (1,632) for Vikings record yards in a season 🔥 pic.twitter.com/96etzNMaeR
Bleacher report @BleacherReport
Justin Jefferson broke Randy Moss’ Vikings record for yards in a season 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ypfXX8XExq
Sunday Night Football on NBC @SNFonNBC
Justin Jefferson is now eyeing 2,000. 👀#SKOL pic.twitter.com/QuI3KXLP5V
Jefferson accomplished the feat in Minnesota’s 15th game of the 2022 season. Moss previously set the record in 2003 when he caught 111 passes for 1,632 yards and 17 touchdowns in 16 games.
NFL Twitter was in awe when Jefferson broke Moss’ long-standing record in just 15 games:
Tom Pelissero @Tom Pelissero
Justin Jefferson just got that #Vikings-Breaked Randy Moss’ record for receiving yards.< br>
Next stop: Calvin Johnson’s NFL record?
death Palmer @deathpalmer
Justin Jefferson is the best receiver in the NFL. My kids love him for the griddy too! https://t.co/TJwEGneujc
Mike Jurecki @Mike Jurecki
In view of the MVP, Jefferson is more likely to be offensive player of the year. The most important thing is stacking All Pros seasons. pic.twitter.com/u8GTcFFYP1
John Sack @John_Sacco94
Good for Justin Jefferson. He’s something special and I hope he breaks Calvin Johnson’s record next!!!! AMBITIOUS! #NFL #NFLTwitter #Vikings a> https://t.co/XjX1f0EmRa
jeff forest @JeffWaldFox9
To put this in context, Randy Moss was rushing for 1,632 yards in 16 games.
Justin Jefferson passed him in his 15th game with 1,661 yards. Just an incredible season for him #Vikings-Star who got some MVP chants here early today. https://t.co/zzxdy1TyxT
The 2022 season is Jefferson’s third year in the NFL. In his 2020 rookie season, he caught 88 passes for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games. In 2021, he caught 108 passes for 1,616 yards and 10 points in 17 games.
Jefferson is arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL. If he continues to build on what he has done so far, he has the potential to become one of the greats.